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Lump in the crease in my pelvic region.No pain or swelling.Under the skin. Cant afford doctor visit.It doesn't bother me at all, wanna know what it is?

Lump in the crease in my pelvic region.No pain or swelling.Under the skin. Cant afford doctor visit.It doesn't bother me at all, wanna know what it is?

Depends on size: But if you are having no pain at all and it is less than 1 cm, probably nothing to worry about. If it gets larger it could be infection or tumor (such as hodgkin's disease) or femoral hernia. Pls see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Is it okay to use mupirocin on an under the skin pimple that I messed with & caused it to swell & tore some skin. Swelling has gone down. ?

Is it okay to use mupirocin on an under the skin pimple that I messed with & caused it to swell & tore some skin. Swelling has gone down. ?

OK: But there will be no benefit. Also note that studies show no benefit from use of "antibacterial" [triclosan] soaps. If the swelling is subsiding you may need nothing more. If it persists and bothers you a dermatologist will get rid of it. ...Read more

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My feet have been swelling alot i noticed purple under the skin in certain areas. Light brusing i assume. Feet do not hurt & i didnt injure them?

My feet have been swelling alot i noticed purple under the skin in certain areas. Light brusing i assume. Feet do not hurt & i didnt injure them?

Many causes: There are many causes of pedal edema. This could be due to sluggish return of blood by the veins. It could be caused by medications or the kidneys to name a few. If this is a relatively new symptom, You may want to have a clinical exam and a blood test. ...Read more

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I had a large under the skin pimple last week right next to my mouth. The swelling/redness is gone but now I have a noticeable hard ball. Help?

I had a large under the skin pimple last week right next to my mouth. The swelling/redness is gone but now I have a noticeable hard ball. Help?

Well this could be a: cyst, but i always worry about staph infections, so see a dermatologist this week. hope that helps ...Read more

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My husband had a cardio-cath done last week and I have a question not in the literature. He has no discoloration or swelling at the incision site but has a huge hard lump under the skin. Should i insist on his going to the er?

My husband had a cardio-cath done last week and I have a question not in the literature. He has no discoloration or swelling at the incision site but has a huge hard lump under the skin. Should i insist on his going to the er?

I : I assume this was done through the groin, not the arm. It's very common to have a painful bump in the area they inserted the catheter. It will last a week or so. They should have advised him to avoid stairs and lifting for a week. If he were bleeding under his skin, the entire area would be swelling, and he'd be feeling weak and light-headed. When in doubt, call the cardiologist who did the catheterization. I'm speaking from personal experience, not as a podiatrist. It took a week for my pain and bump to go down. Who would have thought that the way to a man's heart is through his groin? Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why's my lip swelling so bad from an under the skin zit?

Why's my lip swelling so bad from an under the skin zit?

Infection?: If the swelling is related to a zit or pimple then it could be infected. You may have to see a doctor or dermatologist to have it looked at if it is continuing to get worse or doesn't start getting better within a couple of days. It may have to be lanced and/or you may require antibiotics for it to get back to normal. ...Read more

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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more